First edition; cf. Afro-Americana, 1553-1906 (Philadelphia: Library Co.), no. 11111; Negro history, 1553-1903 (Philadelphia. Library Co.), no. 194; and The Negro in the United States, by Dorothy B. Porter, no. 1284
Frontispiece (trimmed and mounted) is an engraved port. of the author
"Published ... Septr. 1st, 1773 by Archd. Bell, bookseller no. 8 near the Saracens Head Aldgate."--Front
Advertisements:  p. at end. ESTC describes two states
Also available on microfilm: History of Women reel 86, no.576
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy G.366.12 halfbound in modern green goatskin and marbled papers. Spine without label. Gift bookplate of Mrs. John A. Lewis, dated May 1, 1890, on front pastedown. BPL perforation stamp on title page. Autograph of John A. Lewis laid on to rear pastedown. Prior to conservation (ca. 2012), halfbound in green goatskin and papier tourniquet. Positions of bookplate and Lewis autograph reversed.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy G.366.12a bound in ca. 19th-century brown goatskin (rebacked) and papier coulet. Spine ruled and stamped in gilt. BPL gift bookplate of R.M. Otis, M.D., dated March 27, 1878 on front pastedown. BPL embossed stamp on title page recto. Autograph of Phillis Wheatley, with authenticity attested by R.M. Otis, on title page verso.
Boston Public Library (Rare Book Department) copy A.9621.1 halfbound in modern olive goatskin and marbled papers. Black leather spine label stamped in gilt. BPL bookplate, dated March 29, 1880 on front pastedown. Imperfect: frontispiece portrait excised (stub remaining). Attestation leaf ([A]4) and advertisement (Q4) wanting. Prior to conservation (ca. 2012), halfbound in ca. 19th-century brown goatskin and papier tourniquet.